Waiting Is Hard, Pain Is Real, But….Dawn Always Comes!

Just wanted to share a devotion that spoke to my heart this morning. I hope it encourages you as well!

Waiting is an inescapable part of life in this world. One of the hardest times to wait is during the night, if you’re having trouble sleeping. As the darkness drags on while you’re watching for the first rays of sunlight, you can identify with ‘watchmen waiting for the morning.’ However, no matter how long the night may feel, dawn eventually comes. Since I created an orderly world, you can count on the rising of the sun. There is much to learn from this pattern of expectant waiting followed by the dawning of a new day. People who are struggling with long-term problems may feel as if their suffering will go on interminably. But for My children there is every reason to be hopeful, even while circumstances remain dark. Relief WILL come! I can change situations and relieve suffering in an instant. Moreover, each of My followers is on a pathway leading to heaven. Just as the night sometimes seems terribly long, yet always ends in dawn, so your journey through this world – no matter how long and hard it seems – will definitely end in Glory!

I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in His word I put my hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning. Psalm 130:5-6

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Ephesians 3:20-21

Trusting His Plan,


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Norm & Christy
    Jan 08, 2014 @ 16:11:31

    Thank you for sharing this Sandra



  2. Carol Vernon
    Jan 08, 2014 @ 17:59:47

    Sandra, just wanted to let you know that I wake up in the middle of the night about once per night. When I do, I almost always pray for you. Thinking of you and your family, and praying whenever I do!



  3. Aunt Cricket
    Jan 08, 2014 @ 18:56:30

    Thank you for sharing this. I really needed to be reminded of His promise. Love, Aunt Cricket



  4. Bethany Johnson
    Jan 08, 2014 @ 21:55:41

    Thank you for sharing. As you wait in the middle of the night for dawn, may you see glimpses of heavenly starlight break through the darkness. Love you! Bethany



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